Computer Memory Upgrade
An install guide on how to add or upgrade computer memory

DDR, DDR2 Computer Memory Upgrade

Computer Memory Upgrade Final Steps

Leave the computer case off. Reconnect all the connections, including the power cord. It's a good idea to leave the computer case off so that if something is not right then you can get right back into the computer (after disconnecting everything again, of course). Turn on the monitor and let it warm up for 10 seconds or so. That way you'll be sure and see any messages that are displayed. Turn on the computer. One of the first things the computer does is detect how much memory is in the computer and display this amount. Verify the amount displayed is correct. If anything has gone wrong, such as

  • The amount of memory displayed is not correct.
  • The computer locks up.
  • The computer beeps in an unusual way.
  • The computer does not boot.
then turn off the computer, disconnect everything again, and ensure the memory is installed in the right slots and is properly seated. If you had to disconnect anything inside the computer in order to gain easy access to the computer memory slots then verify it has been reconnected properly. If you have purchased Crucial memory then the memory itself is literally guaranteed to be good. If the problem persists then contact Crucial technical support - you did buy Crucial memory, right?

Once you verify the memory is recognized by the computer then the computer should be powered off before the computer case cover is put back on. It's not necessary for everything to be disconnected to put the computer case cover back on.

Ok! You've read through the instructions and you see it's not so bad! Now let's go get that high quality, low-priced Crucial memory!

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  How To Add Or Upgrade System Memory (RAM) For Your Computer - Home
  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
  Fix For "Out Of Memory" Error On Windows 98/98SE/ME Systems With More Than 512MB Of RAM
  Windows Problems With 4GB Of RAM
  DDR, DDR2 Computer Memory Upgrade
  Computer Preparation
  Inside The Computer Case
  The Computer Memory Slots
  The Computer RAM - DDR, DDR2 Memory Modules
  Antistatic Wrist Strap
  Installing The Computer RAM - DDR, DDR2 Memory Module
  Installing The Computer RAM - DDR, DDR2 Memory Module (continued)
  Final Computer Steps
  How To Change The Virtual Memory Swap File Size

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